Paid Books: Incentivizing Reading with Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a technological revolution that will shake the foundations of our political, financial, and social systems. And every revolution is a hotbed of energy and creativity. In many ways, Bitcoin is not remarkable for what it is, but what it will be, and there are thousands of creative, ambitious people out there right now trying to make it happen.

As we survey the Bitcoin space, we invariably find gems of creativity that are fun, interesting, or just plain useful, so we decided to share those gems with you. Today, we want to share this:

Paid Books

This is a weird twist on the idea of faucets. The twist, and it’s a good one, is that instead of coming back and filling out some captcha every hour or so to get a bit of Bitcoin dust, Paid Books has a library of books that you can read online and get paid 2 bits (400 satoshis) for every ten minutes that you read.

The catch? Well, as with all faucets, there are ads to look at along with your book, but they’re actually fairly unobtrusive compared to most of the faucets out there.

Most of the books appear to be copyright free, so they’re a little older, but there are some classics, including Siddhartha, which I’m reading now, Pride and Prejudice, and a score of other books that are well worth your time reading. There are also a lot of books that I’ve never heard of, but which look interesting enough to take a crack at the next time it’s raining and the wife and kids are out.

At 400 satoshis every ten minutes, you’re not going to get rich reading books, but it is a pleasant way to earn a few Bitcoin, and it’s one of the places I recommend my friends who are new to Bitcoin to come to start to get comfortable with the currency.

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